Born and raised in Spokane. Graduated from high school in 1969. Spent 4 years in the Air Force and went into broadcasting after discharge in 1975. Dean has been in the Spokane market since 1982. He is married with 2 children and 2 grandchildren. When Dean’s not working you will most likely find him on the golf course or watching sports!
Teresa has been on the air in Spokane for more than two decades as a co-host & news anchor on two successful morning radio shows and a familiar face to Inland Northwest TV viewers as a morning news reporter and anchor. Her work behind the scenes includes producing and hosting numerous special programs like 4-Your Health, ExplorerTV, and Bloomsday coverage.
Most of us believe it's dangerous to use a cell phone while behind the wheel. But it doesn't seem to affect our behavior. Texting and checking social network sites has consumed many of us. Next time you are at a stop light take a look around. It's hard not to find at least one person who isn't on their phone or holding their phone.
Nearly 90-percent of the respondents in a new Triple-A poll feel talking on a cell phone while driving poses a hazard on the road, but 69-percent also admit they've done so within the past month. It's also not the only risk they've taken on the road. Nearly two-thirds of the cell phone-using motorists also admit to speeding and 53-percent confess to texting or sending e-mails while driving. In addition, 44-percent say they've driven while drowsy.
By comparison, just 31-percent of those who've never used a cell phone while driving say they've occasionally surpassed the posted speed limit. Just 14-percent say they've slipped behind the wheel when tired. Only three-percent admit to having sent an e-mail or text while driving.
There are so many other things that grab our attention and can possibly lead to an accident. Why add to it? Make your car a cell phone free zone for drivers.